Season 3, Episode 11: The Kings

Season 3, Episode 11: The Kings

The Talk Music Podcast · 2023-08-05

On this week’s podcast, I’m stoked to chat with David Diamond and Mister Zero from the band THE KINGS, who in 2020 celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of their debut album, The Kings Are Here. On the album was a massive hit song called “This Beat Goes On/Switching to Glide” that exploded in Canada and the US and earned them an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. That song and the album was produced by legendary producer BOB EZRIN, whose incredible portfolio includes such masterpieces as Pink Floyd's the Wall, Peter Gabriel’s solo album, Alice Cooper and many more. Listen in as we chat about the band's career, how Bob got involved, his production ideas, and how the band ended up on the biggest TV show of that era, Dick Clark's AMERICAN BANDSTAND. We also chat about what they are up to currently, the release of their brand new single “Always Off The Deep End” and much more!

The Talk Music Podcast features host Tom Treumuth, a Multi-Platinum music producer/manager/entrepreneur. The focus is on both Canadian and Global music commentary.

Over his 40 year music career, Tom Treumuth has worked across all aspects of the music industry, including as a talent scout for RCA New York and producing over 60 albums, with 8 achieving Gold and Platinum status (Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Big Sugar). His Hypnotic label released over 100 albums across all genres via A&M/Universal including artists such as Big Sugar, Anvil, Voivod, Figgy Duff, the Look People, Grimskunk, Chris Spedding and many others.

Tom also owned and ran a recording studio, was a booking agent and was signed as a songwriter to RCA Publishing in New York. Tom loved artist management and during his career managed Honeymoon Suite, Lee Aaron, Platinum US rock group Steelheart and Hamilton born Kazzer (Pedal to the Metal) who Tom signed to Columbia Records in New York. Tom also managed and Co produced rock act Gypsy Rose whom he signed to RCA in New York where he worked closely with Gene Simmons. More recently, Tom was Co-Managing Director of indie label Frostbyte (Universal) where he was involved in signing the Headstones and Matt Good. Tom also co-founded Latitude 44, a tech conference in Toronto and was Artistic Director for Estonian Music Week. Tom’s career started as a keyboard musician in True Myth, who recorded the world's 1st digital rock album on Warner Music.

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The Talk Music Podcast

A Multi-platinum music producer/manager and a super fan talk current music from best live venues to why is it so hard to start a new rock band and why artists are selling their catalogues. The focus is Worldwide and Canadian and fascinating musicians and music experts join in regularly. They also highlight new “Under the Radar” artists to check out and remind you about “Hidden album gems”. This is for the music fan, musicians starting out and industry folks. Who’s the best…” guitarist or singer”- do you agree with the insider or the fan. It's fun and full of great stories and famous people.

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